Ms Cathy McGowan AO, MP

Member for Indi, Victoria

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PO Box 6022
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4778
(02) 6277 2365

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

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117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

(03) 5721 7077
(03) 5721 7066

Electorate Office 2

79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3690

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79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3690

(02) 60246284
(02) 60244862

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Indi, Victoria

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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Indi, Victoria, 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 14.5.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network from 10.10.16.
  • Born 29.11.1953, Albury, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Monash), DipEd (Melb.), MAppSc (UWS).
  • Teacher 1977-80.
  • Legislative and research assistant to the Member for Indi, EC Cameron, MP 1980-83.
  • Rural community consultant 1984-87.
  • Rural Affairs Adviser, Dept of Agriculture (Vic.) 1987-90.
  • Managing Director, Catherine McGowan Consulting (leadership, agriculture, community development) 1990-2013.
  • Lecturer, University of Western Sydney 1992-2003.
    Description: rural.
    Location: north-eastern Victoria; it includes the cities of Benalla, Wangaratta and Wodonga, and the centres of Alexandra, Bandiana, Barnawartha, Beechworth, Bonnie Doon, Bright, Chiltern, Corryong, Dederang, Eildon, Falls Creek, Flowerdale, Glenrowan, Harrietville, Jamieson, Kinglake, Mansfield, Marysville, Merton, Mitta Mitta, Moyhu, Mt Beauty, Mt Buffalo, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Myrtleford, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Thoona, Tungamah, Whitfield, Woods Point, Yackandandah, Yarck and Yea.
    Area: 28 567 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 103 734 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: agriculture, tourism, forestry, woodchipping, food processing, viticulture, timber processing, manufacturing, services, transport, education, health, building and construction.
    State electorates: Indi includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Benambra, and parts of Eildon, Euroa and Ovens Valley.
  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, January 2004.